30 mai 2020

A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 5003. A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 60,000 HKD (7,099 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply cast in the form of an L-shaped double blade, each with a raised median ridge, the horizontal blade pierced with a circular aperture terminating in a drilled disc-shaped hilt, the vertical longer blade cast with a series of four rectangular slits along the hilt, the surface... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2020

An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5047. An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty; 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the blade cast with a subtle median ridge with hafting holes on the hilt and blade, the hilt in the form of a bird's head with the beak forming the curved edge, cast with channels intended for inlay, encrusted with a green patina with some speckles of brown cuprite. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2020

A small archaic jade ceremonial jade dagger-axe (ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C.

A small archaic jade ceremonial jade dagger-axe (ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 6 1⁄16 inches (15.4 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York the straight blade with beveled edges and shallow medial ridge, abruptly tapered to a sharp point, the squared tang with a small hole, with encrusted cinnabar red on one side. An archaic jade ceremonial blade of very similar shape and size in the British Museum is illustrated by Rawson, Chinese Jade from the... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A Ge shallow dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 2928. A Ge shallow dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 177,039 - USD 102,718). Price realised HKD 4,925,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The dish is potted with shallow sides rising to a metal-bound rim from a short ring foot, the centre of the interior slightly sunken, covered inside and out with a beige glaze suffused with dark grey and light brown crackles, with the exception of the biscuit... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

An opaque jade halberd blade, Ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1400-1100 BC

Lot 811. An opaque jade halberd blade, Ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1400-1100 BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The ge has a median rib on both sides interrupted by a single hole drilled from both sides, and the edges of the blade are beveled. The jade is now opaque and of pale buff color, box. Provenance: J. T. Tai Foundation, New York, acquired prior to 1985.Christie's New York, 17 September... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III at Sotheby's New York, 10 september 2019

Lot 220. An exceptional and rare archaic green jade ceremonial blade (ge), Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 12 1/8  in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly carved with the elongated yuan extending to a gently tapered tip, with a beveled edge on one side, the end finely incised with a band of lozenge patterns between triple lines, the nei pierced with an aperture and carved at the end with... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 122. A beige jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat shaft with beveled edges tapering to a curved point at one end, the opposite end indented at each side for attachment to a handle, pierced with an aperture, the stone a creamy beige color with wavy veins of translucent pale celadon. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 24th May 1983.Collection of Florence (1920-2018)... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

Chinese Works of Art from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Lot 75. A turquoise-inlaid bronze hilt, Ge, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The hilt is cast in the form of a coiled dragon with a tail in the form of a bird with a hooked beak, and the body is inlaid on both sides with turquoise. Provenance: Collection of Louis Bataille, Paris, acquired prior to 1960.Christie's Paris, 26 November 2002, lot. 199.Property from a... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

An archaic jade ceremonial blade, Ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3401. An archaic jade ceremonial blade, Ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 23 cm, 9 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (144,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with bevelled edges tapering to an upward curving tip, centred with a raised ridge along the base of the offset tang to the sharp tip, pierced with an aperture, the stone of a mottled caramel-brown colour. Provenance: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo.Roger Keverne, London, 2004. ... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn

Lot 111. An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn period. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.1 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast with the elongated yuan divided by a raised ridge in the middle of each side and extending downward to form the hu, inscribed to one side with eight characters reading Chu Qu Shutuo, Qu X zhisun,... [Lire la suite]